Black talent shines as MTV Movie and TV Award noms

#BlackExcellence is a big highlight in the first-ever 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards!

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Atlanta (FX), This Is Us (NBC) and Insecure (HBO)

By ebony.com

The first-ever MTV Movie and TV Award nominations have been announced and we’re so-happy to see some of our favorite docs, films and TV series grace the list.

With the new and fresh ceremony, MTV is focused on celebrating actors, moments and stories that made a mark in the past year.

Below, we highlight Black creatives who played a significant role in the stories being told on the big and little screen. (*Spoiler Alert: Get Out leads with six nominations including Movie of the Year!)

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (Presented by Toyota C-HR)
Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

SHOW OF THE YEAR
Atlanta (FX)
Insecure (HBO)
This Is Us (NBC)

BEST ACTOR IN A SHOW  
Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)

BEST KISS
Ashton Sanders & Jharrel Jerome – Moonlight (A24)
Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard – Empire (FOX)

BEST HOST 
RuPaul – RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)
Trevor Noah – The Daily Show (Comedy Central)

BEST DOCUMENTARY
13TH (Netflix)
I Am Not Your Negro (Magnolia Pictures)
O.J.: Made in America (ESPN Films)
TIME: The Kalief Browder Story (Spike)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE  
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)

BEST HERO 
Mike Colter – Luke Cage (Netflix)
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)

TEARJERKER
Moonlight – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him (A24)
This Is Us – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)

NEXT GENERATION
Daniel Kaluuya
Issa Rae
Yara Shahidi

BEST DUO 
Daniel Kaluuya & Lil Rel Howery – Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Brian Tyree Henry & Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta (FX)
Martha Stewart & Snoop Dogg – Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1)

BEST AMERICAN STORY 
Blackish (ABC)
Moonlight (A24)

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM  
Get Out (Universal Pictures)
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Loving (Focus Features)
Luke Cage (Netflix)

Check out the full list and voting opportunities, here.

Tune-in to the awards on Sunday, May 7 at 8pm ET/ PT.
Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/mtv-movie-tv-award-black-talent#ixzz4e2sBjbxW

 

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